2013 Breeders' Cup: Wednesday Morning Eye-Catchers
"The sun had yet to come up, leaving the track dark and dimly lit as morning works began. Slowly, the sky grew lighter, illuminating the San Gabriel Mountains that greet you from across Santa Anita’s grandstand. Masses of Thoroughbreds – and the occasional Arabian – passed by, their noses snorting, their manes flowing, their feet dancing over the dirt. On their saddle towels, one could read their names, his or her eyes focusing upon the top-class equine athlete before him. The crowd gathered along the rail from the gap to the finish line chatted about the horses on the track and their upcoming races – some of the most important races of the year. Each time one of the “big horses” stepped upon the track, the crowd would seemingly bulge as the clicking sound of cameras increased.
This was the scene at Clocker’s Corner at Santa Anita on the Wednesday before the 2013 Breeders’ Cup. A large portion of the horses competing in this weekend’s championship races stretched their legs on the track this morning, jogging or galloping before their many admirers. Each of these horses has been primed for this moment, but a few made a more remarkable impression among others. Check out the horses that caught my eye this morning. . ."
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